Jane Set Sew-Along #9: Hemming and Straps

These are the final steps everyone! Thank you so much for following along on our Jane Set sew-along. We’re going to end with hemming the pants and sewing the straps.

First, finish the raw edges of the pant hem allowances with your serger or your method of choice. Press the hem allowances to the side of the pant by 1 in (2.5 cm). Use a catchstitch to secure hems: Thread a hand-sewing needle and knot the end; come up through the hem allowance only, anchoring the thread. Holding the needle horizontally and with the needle’s point facing left, take a tiny stitch into the garment about 1/4 in (6.3 mm) to the right of where the thread exited, picking up just a thread or two. Continue working 1/4 in to the right, taking a tiny stitch into the hem allowance edge. Repeat in this manner, forming a zigzag shape. 

Alternatively, sew a hem using a twin needle on your sewing machine. 

Finally, you’ll make your strap(s). Fold strap pieces in half lengthwise, right sides together, and stitch the long edge. Trim the seam allowances and turn the strap right side out using a knitting needle or specialty turning tool. Press strap flat, making sure seamline is rolled to edge of strap. Finish the ends of your strap with serging or zigzagging.

Try the jumpsuit on and pin the straps in place to check the button and buttonhole marks. Make vertical buttonholes on the straps according to your placement test and then sew in corresponding buttons to the inside of the jumpsuit (check the placement marks on the pattern pieces and the instructions on page 34 of the booklet).

Your jumpsuit is finished! I can’t wait to show you my lime green and black pompom version. Check back for photos! Thank you all for another fabulous sew-along.